WFU commits to 100% renewable energy

University partners with eight colleges and universities for large-scale solar facility Wake Forest University has announced that it is joining forces with eight other colleges and universities in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to bring a large-scale solar facility onto the U.S. electrical power grid […]

A New Way to Recharge

Five and a half hours. That is the amount of time it takes for Powersol charging umbrellas on Reynolda Patio to fully recharge. Two hours. The total amount of time it takes for solar-powered umbrellas to charge an iPhone from zero to 100 percent—the same […]

Four Universities Solar Consortium in the Piedmont NC Triad

What do 300 suns, boat hull construction, Cool Energy engines, water splitting, GaAs nanowires and piedmont North Carolina have in common?  They are pieces of a green energy puzzle that students and faculty of four Piedmont Triad universities are trying to assemble.  Teams from Wake […]

Solar Consortium looks to harness sun’s energy

A group of researchers from Wake Forest University, UNC-Greensboro, Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina A&T are working together to find new ways of harnessing solar energy, including heat energy, to advance alternative energy production in the state.  Read more here.